The mineral resource base of Ukraine is able to almost completely satisfy the needs of the national industry, said Roman Opimakh, Head of the State Service of Geology and Mineral Resources of Ukraine, during a press conference for investors "Minerals of the Future".
“Unfortunately, the“ metals of the future ”used for innovative technologies are almost never developed in Ukraine, while the demand for them is growing rapidly around the world,” said Romang Opimakh.
A similar situation with metals for the transition to a low-carbon economy and high-tech industries.
“Now it is important to increase their production, as well as create capacities for their enrichment and primary processing. Available resources and prospects for the development of future minerals will allow the development of new modern industries in Ukraine. This indicates their strategic importance for the formation of Ukraine in the international arena in a new role, "the speaker summed up.
Roman Opimakh added that at the end of last year for the first time at an open auction was sold area with gold deposits . An auction has also been announced for the sale of a special permit for the exploration of zirconium, which will take place on February 15th.
For the first time, areas with deposits of lithium, titanium, nickel, cobalt, chromium, tantalum, niobium, beryllium, zirconium, scandium, molybdenum, gold and uranium can be purchased at transparent electronic auctions. Traditionally, foreign investors are also allowed to participate in the auction.